Made in 1942 and shot in color, "The Battle of Midway" is John Ford's masterpiece of documentary filmmaking. Featuring voice overs by Donald Crisp, Henry Fonda, and Jane Darwell, the film includes material shot by Ford himself during the Japanese bombardment of Midway. John Ford's handheld, 16mm footage of the battle was captured totally impromptu. He had been in transit on the island, roused from his bunk by the sounds of the battle, picked up his camera and began shooting. Ford was... ( 1 reviews ) Topic: U.S. Navy propaganda film.
National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 65422 / Local Identifier 342-USAF-16985 - Battle of Midway - Department of Defense. Department of the Air Force. (09/26/1947 - ). Summary: World War II battle at Midway in 1942 betwwen Japanese and US Navy ships and planes. Scenes show also Japanese ships and planes and the action Midway Island took against enemy air raids. Aircraft in picture are B-17s and Navy PBY-5s. 1) Animation of the Pacific Ocean showings the location on... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: archives.gov, public.resource.org